in millions of pounds per year
||2015 Milestone||2017 Goal||2025 Goal|
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Collectively, the EPA's TMDL and the state Watershed Implementation Plans establish the Clean Water Blueprint for the Chesapeake.
Delaware and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025. These plans are called Watershed Implementation Plans or WIPs and will not only help restore the Bay, but will also significantly improve the health of local waterways. View Delaware's WIP
Two-year Milestones and progress reports are a critical tool to hold the states and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly accountable. The goal is for each jurisdiction to implement actions to achieve 60 percent of the needed pollution reductions by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025.
DELAWARE'S PROGRESS TOWARD 2017 GOALS
In June 2014, EPA evaluated Delaware's progress to date. Their findings are summarized here.
† CSO stands for Combined Sewer Outflow
|WASTEWATER & CSO†|
|On track for 2017 target|
|Within 10% of being on track for 2017 target|
|More than 10% off track for 2017 target|
|*No contribution from this source sector|
Chart based on data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's 2014 Reducing Pollution Indicator: www.chesapeakebay.net/indicators/indicator/reducing_nitrogen_pollution
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